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Misrata University is a university based in the city of Misrata, Libya. It was formed in 2010 by the merger of Seventh of October University and Almergab University .The university's main campus is located in downtown Misrata. Other campuses are located in the cities of Bani Walid, Zliten, Khoms, Tarhuna, Msallata and Garabulli. The university reports that it has 4,000 faculty members and enrollment of 55,500 students.Seventh of October University was established in Misrata in 1984. It included fifteen department and five colleges.The College of Medicine was started in 1997 by affiliation with the medical college at Al Fateh University. In 2003 the University’s own College of Medicine was established.Dr. Mohamed Aldwaib is head of the university.In 2010, Rasheed Mohammad Omar El-Meheesy , a law professor at Misrata University in the city of Zliten, led a committee that investigated the issuance of fake diplomas in Libyan universities and uncovered 150 fake bachelor's degrees issued by 22 universities. Eleven faculty members were fired and several students were expelled as a result of the committee's findings. On 19 May 2010 El-Meheeshy was arrested and imprisoned on charges of sexual harassment, apparently based on complaints filed by some of the expelled students. In prison, El-Meheeshy was not given access to his usual heart medication and he suffered a stroke. After he was taken to a hospital for treatment, he was handcuffed to the hospital bed. He was released on bail on 21 June pending a trial scheduled for 20 September. The Network for Education and Academic Rights issued an alert regarding his case, urging its supporters to contact Libyan authorities to urge them to ensure appropriate legal and medical treatment for El-Meheeshy and to continue the investigation of fake university degrees in Libya.The main campus in Misrata was the scene of fighting and sustained significant damage during the Libyan Civil War in 2011. However, the university's college of nursing successfully graduated 18 nursing students in May 2012. Wikipedia.

Abuluwefa H.T.,Misurata University
Applied Mechanics and Materials | Year: 2013

Steel reheating prior to hot rolling is a process which is necessary to achieve sound mechanical and chemical properties of the finished steel products. Heating of steel works in reheat furnaces takes place gradually and with specific rates in order to avoid the development of structural defects due to the development thermal stresses. A mathematical two dimensional heat transfer model was constructed in order to calculate steel slab heating profile through the reheat furnace with actual temperature set points of the furnace zones being used as an input to this model. Calculated slab temperatures indicated aggressive heating of the steel in the early stages of heating and that slabs remain at temperatures close to rolling temperatures for longer period of time than necessary. This finding necessitates a readjustment of slab heating strategy in order to protect furnace components and steel from overheating. © (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

The nutritional indices of Tribolium confusum larvae reared on wheat, barley and corn flour and their susceptibility to acetone extracts of Nerium oleander leaves were studied. In addition, the concentrations of total protein, carbohydrate and lipid in the flours and the larvae reared on them were also determined. Although the lowest consumption index and relative growth rate (RGR) were obtained in larvae reared on corn flour, these showed the highest weight gain. No significant difference was apparent between the three types of flour in terms of digestibility, or between the RGR of larvae reared on barley and corn flour. In contrast, the RGR of larvae reared on wheat flour was significantly higher than that for those reared on barley and corn flour. The highest food utilization, in terms of the efficiency of conversion of ingested and digested food into biomass, was reached in larvae reared on corn flour. Larvae reared on wheat and corn flour had the highest and lowest total protein contents, respectively, while larvae reared on corn and barley flour had the highest and lowest total lipid contents, respectively. On the other hand, no relationship was evident between larval and flour total carbohydrate content. The present study showed that larvae reared on corn flour were more tolerant to acetone extracts of N. oleander leaves than those reared on wheat or barley flour. The relationship between the total protein, carbohydrate and lipid contents in the flour and the larval nutritional indices, and also the susceptibility of larvae to the botanical extract, were discussed. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Srar J.A.,Misurata University | Chung K.-S.,Curtin University Australia | Mansour A.,Curtin University Australia
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation | Year: 2010

A new adaptive algorithm, called least mean square-least mean square (LLMS) algorithm, which employs an array image factor, F, sandwiched in between two least mean square (LMS) algorithm sections, is proposed for different applications of array beamforming. It can operate with either prescribed or adaptive F. The convergence of LLMS algorithm is analyzed for two different operation modes; namely with external reference or self-referencing. The range of step size values for stable operation has been established. Unlike earlier LMS algorithm based techniques, the proposed algorithm derives its overall error signal by feeding back the error signal from the second LMS algorithm stage LMS2 to combine with that of the first LMS algorithm section LMS 1. Computer simulation results show that LLMS algorithm is superior in convergence performance over earlier LMS based algorithms, and is quite insensitive to variations in input signal-to-noise ratio and actual step size values used. Furthermore, LLMS algorithm remains stable even when its reference signal is corrupted by additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN). In addition, the proposed LLMS algorithm is robust when operating in the presence of Rayleigh fading. Finally, the fidelity of the signal at the output of an LLMS algorithm beamformer is demonstrated by means of the resultant values of error vector magnitude (EVM) and scatter plots. © 2010 IEEE.

Almangush A.,University of Helsinki | Almangush A.,Misurata University | Salo T.,University of Oulu | Salo T.,University of Helsinki | And 3 more authors.
Histopathology | Year: 2014

Tumour budding is a specific type of invasive growth in carcinomas characterized by invading single tumour cells or small clusters of tumour cells (<5 cells) at the invasive front (IF). It has been documented in numerous publications during the past few decades, but its value as a prognostic marker in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has been analysed only recently. In this review we aimed to address the question of whether or not tumour budding has an impact upon the progression and prognosis of HNSCC. We systematically reviewed the databases of PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science for articles that studied tumour budding in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck region. The search was limited to articles published in the English literature before March 2014. A total of 122 hits were retrieved; however, only five reports met the inclusion criteria. The findings of these reports suggested a strong association between tumour budding and tumour progression, in addition to strong correlation with patient prognosis. Standardization of the scoring method and the risk stratification cut-off point is necessary before the inclusion of tumour budding in pathological reports during daily practice. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Amin M.S.,Ain Shams University | Abo-El-Enein S.A.,Ain Shams University | Rahman A.A.,Al - Azhar University of Egypt | Alfalous K.A.,Misurata University
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry | Year: 2012

Pozzolanic cement blends were prepared by the partial substitution of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) with different percentages of burnt clay (BC), Libyan clay fired at 700 °C, of 10, 20, and 30%. The pastes were made using an initial water/solid ratio of 0.30 by mass of each cement blend and hydrated for 1, 3, 7, 28, and 90 days. The pozzolanic OPC-BC blend containing 30% BC was also admixed with 2.5 and 5% silica fume (SF) to improve the physicomechanical characteristics. The hardened pozzolanic cement pastes were subjected to compressive strength and hydration kinetics tests. The results of compressive strength indicated slightly higher values for the paste made of OPC-BC blend containing 10% BC The results of DSC and XRD studies indicated the formation and later the stabilization of calcium silicates hydrates (CSH) and calcium aluminosilicate hydrates (C3ASH4 and C2ASH8) as the main hydration products in addition to free calcium hydroxide (CH). Scanning electron microscopic (SEM) examination revealed that the pozzolanic cement pastes made of OPC-BC mixes possesses a denser structure than that of the neat OPC paste. Furthermore, the addition of SF resulted in a further densification of the microstructure of the hardened OPC-BC-SF pastes; this was reflected on the observed improvement in the compressive strength values at all ages of hydration. © Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2011.

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